Saturday, November 22, 2008

Arena Interface 2008

The Annual Interface Awards 2008 hosted by Arena Animation – Chowringhee was held on 15th November,2008 amongst much fanfare, pomp and festivities. The event had been designed keeping in mind the dual purpose of harnessing the best of talents in each of the students and at the same time generating widespread interest in the animation industry.

The God of all Awards began with the lighting of the diya by the chief guest Mrs Jaya Seal Ghosh (famous actress, dancer and wife of percussionist Mr Bickram Ghosh)

Then rolled on the award ceremony seasoned with an amazing dance and song performances, fashion show sequences and skits. The students had put in months of hard work and dedication to put up a wonderful show.

Moments had become very emotional during the award ceremony when the prize winners were given prizes from their parents and guardians itself. The true spirit of interface could be felt when there was a loud cheering in the audience for their friends and fellow mates who had won the award and even for those who were performing.

In all there were 10 contests, the winners of
which were :

Graphics

Restoring History
WINNER : Akash Mukherjee, 1St Runner Up : Megha N.Koya., 2nd Runner Up : Priyanka Jaiswal

Meri Pehechaan -
WINNER : Anuja Banthia, 1St Runner Up : Snehasish Bhowmick , 2nd Runner Up :Debraj Nandi

Bijoyar Misthi Mukh -
WINNER : Anwesh Banerjee, 1St Runner Up : Debmallya Das, 2nd Runner Up Bivash Parbat

3D Modeling
Banao Apna Hero -

WINNER : Robel Kanti Deb, 1St Runner Up : Tapabrata Mondal, 2nd Runner Up Kamtre Sumer.

Audio - Video

Jhalak Dikhla Jaa -
WINNER :
Akash Mukherjee 2nd Runner Up : Sandip Routh, 1St Runner Up : Subhasish Goswami,

Break Ke Baad –
Winner :
Ravans.

2D Cartooning

He, She And Chhotoo -
Winner :Chitrabhanu Banerjee,
1St Runner Up : Tamal Chakraborty, 2nd Runner Up : Pinak Pal.

3D Animation :

3D Environmental Show Reel
WINNER: Vikash Kr Singh and Kamlesh Kr Gupta, 1ST RUNNER UP: Aranjit Saha, Arunabh Sen, Jayabrata Nath, R Kamtre Sumer , Robel Kanti Deb, Sweta Jaiswal, Sudeshna Guhathakurta, 2ND RUNNER UP: Sawan Kr Gupta,Alok Kr Singh,Kushal Thakkar,Khan Md Zartab Khan.

Web Design

Rok Sako To Rok Lo -
Winner : Chandan Das, 1St Runner Up Pratibha Sipani, and 2ND RUNNER UP Subham Samanta

Hungry Kya? -
Winner : Pratibha Sipani, 1St Runner Up Sanjana Kothari, 2ND RUNNER UP Akash Mukherjee.


The MC for the show Ms. Gunjan Sinha (RJ – Radio Mirchi 98.3 fm ) spiced up the show with an animated performance and quiz shows for the audience. The venue, Vidya Mandir which has a sitting capacity of 738 seats was overfull before the show began and a lot of students had to stand or sit in the sidelines to watch the show proceedings.

The award ceremony was seasoned with an amazing dance performances and song performances by our very own students who had put in months of hard work and dedication to put up a wonderful show. Our student also got fashionable by putting up a fashion show with different sequences and not to forget our drama which was inspired by Mughal e Azam but in a most comical manner.

Students who had worked hard and had put in special effort were awarded with Rizwanur Rahman Special Award .

How could we forget our Arenites of the Month and the academic performer of the Month who have performed well all the year round? We felicitated them for their excellent performances in the field of academics and overall behavior. The candidates were awarded on particular month but we had to felicitate them on this grand platform. Even we acknowledged our judges who helped us in selecting the winners without partiality for anyone.

The most popular awards category included the award for Best Batch which these awards inculcate amongst the student a feeling of unity and a competitive spirit in order for them to perform better.

The first category is BEST BATCH OF 2008.

The criteria being a) Academic performance, b) Attendance and Regularity d) Behavior and Interaction with fellow students and team members. Best is always kept for the last and it was the award for Miss Arena and Mr Arena. This Category is based on Academics, Student’s involvement in the center’s activities and overall behavior. Our Miss Arena ward went to Miss Moumeeta Bhattacharya and Mr Arena to Sawan Kumar Gupta.

Moments had become very emotional during the award ceremony when the prize winners were given prizes from their parents and guardians itself. The true spirit of interface could be felt when there was a loud cheering in the audience for their friends and fellow mates who had won the award and even for those who were performing.

Our team members’ were acknowledged and were introduced to the audience. Immense cheering came from the student who were present in the audience which made us feel special and we realized to what extent these students love us and respect us.

Mr. A.D. Singh, Centrehead concluded by giving a vote of thanks to all the sponsors and promising to make the event a grander one in the coming years.

We began with the first award on graphics category like Meri Pehchan which was a logo making contest. Where the students were asked to create a logo of a certain given brands like networking, toy’s company or soft drinks brand . We had around more than 98 entries in this category. The other graphics category in which the contest was named as Bijoyar Mishti Mukh represented the festive season of Durga Puja where the students prepared a greeting card for Shubho Bijoya. Each student gave more than one entry moreover what were astonishing were the creative ideas that each one of them came up with. Restoring History was again where distorted images had to be rectified.

The 2D cartooning category was a lot more fun which was named as He, She and Chottu where students had to make characters of a family.

The audio – video category rocked the hall when nominations for Jhalak dikh la Ja were announced.where interesting movie trailer by editing existing movies. BREAK KE BAAD is the name of our next category. Here the students were asked to prepare an ad commercial like what you see on T.V. . The winner was a group called Ravans where the student had made an interesting trailor using images and sound nad was generated in public interest as the topic of their commercial was Aids.

The next category was web design and the name of the contest was Hungry Kya?? Here the students had to make an introductory page on a fictitious watch company. The other was ROK SAKO TO ROK LO where students had to make an introductory animation for fictitious watch company.

The 3D animation category was amazing since the 3D character that they had made in Banao Apna Hero just represented how innovative and creative the students could come up with. The 3D environmental showreel students had made wonderful walkthrough in 3D.

The award ceremony Our student also got fashionable by putting up a fashion show with different sequences and not to forget our drama which was inspired by Mughal e Azam but in a most comical manner.

Students who had worked hard and had put in special effort were awarded with Rizwanur Rahman Special Award .

How could we forget our Arenites of the Month and the academic performer of the Month who have performed well all the year round? We felicitated them for their excellent performances in the field of academics and overall behavior. The candidates were awarded on particular month but we had to felicitate them on this grand platform. Even we acknowledged our judges who helped us in selecting the winners without partiality for anyone.

The most popular awards category included the award for Best Batch which these awards inculcate amongst the student a feeling of unity and a competitive spirit in order for them to perform better.

The first category is BEST BATCH OF 2008.

The criteria being a) Academic performance, b) Attendance and Regularity d) Behavior and Interaction with fellow students and team members. Best is always kept for the last and it was the award for Miss Arena and Mr Arena. This Category is based on Academics, Student’s involvement in the center’s activities and overall behavior. Our Miss Arena ward went to Miss Moumeeta Bhattacharya and Mr Arena to Sawan Kumar Gupta.

The grand show came to an end with the Vote of Thanks to the Chief Guest, guest and parents who had attended the show. Our special thanks went to our sponsors – online media partner Animation Xpress Network. Our special gratitude went to Mr H.S Azad our centre Director, Mr A.D Singh our centre head and Mr Manmeet Singh for their immense support. Immense support and participation came from students and volunteers and team members who had made this show possible. We rounded up the show with the promise of being back with a grandeur show next year.

1 comment:

sanjana said...

It was really a great pleasure to being the part of Arena Animation,chowringhee.really Arena gives more than the expectation.

thank you,
for everything....